Negotiating for the Job and Benefits (Job and Career Humor)

salary money office fallingReaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young engineer who was fresh out of MIT, “What starting salary were you thinking about?”

The Engineer said, “In the neighborhood of $160,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”

The interviewer said, “Well, what would you say to a package of 5 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years – say, a red Corvette?”

The Engineer sat up straight and said, “Wow! Are you kidding?”

The interviewer replied, “Yeah, but you started it.”


Dilbert always has a fresh perspective on salary and negotiation!




  1. As a recruiter, I find this really hilarious and actually, right on par.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I enjoyed this Gail! Thanks for giving me a good laugh.:)

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